South Carolina conservatives supporting medical marijuana bill

There have been many articles written about this effort in SC, this is one of the best I’ve read. Short enough but with real life testimonies of families.  My degree is in substance abuse counseling, and like Eric Beddingfield I had to come over the fence from my original thoughts.  I’m all in now.

Please speak with your legislators and ask them to support this bill.  Talk to your Sheriffs and solicitors as well.  This is one more of the many times when doctors and patients should be able to make this decision.

Seanna Adcox Post and Courier reports:
South Carolina Rep. Eric […]

New indoor gun range in Spartanburg!

Good news!

UpstateBusinessJournal.com reports:

A new indoor shooting range is planned for Spartanburg County.

Upstate entrepreneurs Alex Meadows and Adam Pellegrino plan to open their 11,000-square-foot concept Caliber 290 in September on a 3-acre lot at 3662 Highway 290 in Moore near Select 290 Self Storage.

The facility will feature 12 indoor lanes, including eight lanes for pistols and four lanes for rifles, a retail area, and classroom space.

Meadows said he and Pellegrino noticed a need for another indoor range in the county in addition to The Firing Line, which opened in 2012 at 8287 Asheville Hwy. near Boiling Springs.

“There are six to eight […]

Rep. Mo Brooks (R-AL) Files One-Sentence Bill To Repeal Obamacare

From TheInsurgent.com:

Representative Mo Brooks, a Republican from the 5th Congressional District in Alabama, has filed a one-sentence bill to completely repeal Obamacare.

The bill, titled the “ObamaCare Repeal Act,” simply reads:
“Effective as of December 31, 2017, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Public Law 111–148) is repealed, and the provisions of law amended or repealed by such Act are restored or revived as if such Act had not been enacted.”
The bill would give Congress until the end of the year to agree on a replacement to Obamacare. If no replacement is agreed on, it would simply remain repealed, as if it never existed.

Rand Paul’s Obamacare Replacement Plan

4 pages.

read it yourself.

here are the highlights:

Dr. Rand Paul’s Obamacare Replacement Act, S. 222:

Legalizes Inexpensive Insurance Plans:

Ensures that Americans can purchase the health insurance coverage that best fits their needs.
Eliminates Obamacare’s essential health benefits requirement, along with other restrictive coverage and plan requirements, to once again make low-cost insurance options available to American consumers.

Protects Individuals with Pre-Existing Conditions:

Provides a two-year open-enrollment period under which individuals with pre-existing conditions can obtain coverage.
Restores HIPAA pre-existing conditions protections. Prior to Obamacare, HIPAA guaranteed that those in the group market could obtain continuous health coverage regardless of preexisting conditions.

Helps More […]

Greenville County Council sued over vote on fees

Look! Government holding government accountable! a beautiful thing!

Maayan Schechter at GreenvilleOnline.com reports:
For what could be the first time in more than a decade several members of Greenville County Council have sued the Council, accusing the county’s governing body of failing to abide by its own ordinance related to fiscal matters.

A nine-page complaint filed Thursday by three County Council members, one property owner and four members of the S.C. House of Representatives contends that County Council and Greenville County passed two fee hikes by a 7-4 vote in violation of the County’s own ordinance that was adopted in 2004.

The 2004 ordinance states that when […]

Jeff Duncan updates on eve of possible vote

From Jeff Duncan’s Facebook page:

AHCA update: House Conservatives continue to make improvements to the AHCA before the scheduled vote set for tomorrow. I had a phone conversation with VPOTUS Pence just now. The White House and House leadership have agreed to one of our asks: that the Obamacare Essential Health Benefits clause be repealed.

What is that you ask?

Obamacare gave the Secretary (Kathleen Sibelius at the time) the power to define essential health benefits which must be covered in all insurance plans sold in the exchanges, small group plans and government plans REGARDLESS of Costs.

In essence, the consumer had to buy […]

Jeff Duncan – debt ceiling and repeal

Jeff Duncan has this explanation of the hurdles for a GOOD health care reform bill.

I wonder how many new Members of Congress campaigned against raising the debt ceiling? How many were concerned about the nation’s spending levels?

The Speaker has been selling the Obamacare Repeal and Replace plan as a Three Phase plan.

Phase I is this American Health Care Act that we are debating and trying to make better.

Phase II is the regulatory and rules roll-back by Secretary Tom Price at Dept of Health and Human Services.

Phase III will be stand-alone reform legislation to allow across state lines sales, associational health […]

David Bossie – WHY we do precinct reorg!

Tomorrow is our precinct reorganization meetings, when we go to brief meetings at our polling locations and sign up to be delegates to county and state conventions.  In Spartanburg and Greenville those meetings are at 7:00 PM, please visit www.reorg.org to find the location where YOUR meeting is.  Note: Some precincts in Greenville will be meeting in a central location at the Hilton, so please do check.

Some folks just don’t think these precinct meetings can bring any real change to our party.  I disagree. Here is just one VERY interesting result of Republicans in Maryland – YES MARYLAND! – having […]

SC parents can view school options in their community!

This is a very interesting tool from Palmetto Promise Institute!  Please visit their website and get on their email list for more info and updates.  And click the link below to check out the school options in YOUR neighborhood!
Can you explain South Carolina’s system for evaluating public school quality? Can you explain the difference between a public charter school and a public magnet school? Most of us would struggle with the task.

My guess is that many parents are in the same boat, leaving them confused and frustrated in the search for the right education option for their child’s unique needs.

Here […]

Trey Gowdy questions FBI Director Comey

Quite proud of Trey Gowdy today. Too bad he was almost alone in extremely effective direct questioning.

I know folks whose teenagers could have done a better job than most of these committees.